Happy Monday everyone, I do hope you had a good weekend? What did you get up to, anything exciting? Nik, Dexter and I went down to London for the weekend to see Nik’s older sister, we all had a lovely time and it was great for Dexter to spend some time with his cousins.
To start the week off in style I have something a bit different for you, courtesy of Rares Ion; an after wedding shoot, which took place so the couple could spend some quality time on their portrait shots and not rush them during their actual wedding day. This gorgeous shoot takes place in Romania in what is known as the largest spread village in Europe and the scenery is absolutely amazing! Stunning forests, rolling hills, mist, and he occasional horse……..perfect for any shoot!
Happy Sunday everyone! and how are you all this lovely weekend? I’m having a great weekend myself. Nik, Dexter and myself have come down to Kingston Upon Thames to see Nik’s sister and her family. Dexter hadn’t met this set of cousins yet, so it has been lovely to spend some time with them and have some fun with all the family. It’s always a lovely break, walking, shopping, eating good food (Nik’s brother-in-law is an amazing chef!) and just chilling out! What have you been up to? This week has been a really busy one. I’m still getting used to juggling baby and work and just about getting through the days at the moment in one piece. I know it will get easier as I get into more of a routine. I have also had a great day this week with my new Boho team member. As Bran has now left, this lovely lady will be starting with me next month, all will be revealed in a week when I introduce her to you properly, with her on board just know the blog is going to go from strength to strength!
Enough of my ramblings though, it’s time for you to put your feet up and take some time out of your Sunday to enjoy this weeks Best Bits, my weekly round-up of the best the wedding world has to offer.
Best Wedding of the Week
This weekes wedding of the week was an obvious choice for me, as it’s the wedding of the very lovely Jess Petrie. Jess is no stranger to the blog and I have done several shoot with her in the past, she even shot my 40th birthday party a couple of years ago. So when I found out she had met a new man and that she was getting married I was over the moon for her. This wedding is all kinds of wonderful and I’m sure you will agree she looks totally stunning! Thanks to Love my Dress for Blogging it and to the fabulous Fer Juaristi for the beautiful images.
Jess Petrie Gets Married – From Love my Dress
DIY Embossed Cards – From Design Sponge
DIY ‘Will you be my Groomsman’ Box – From Style me Pretty
DIY Gold and Pearl Bracelet – From DIY Weddings Magazine
Bright and Bold LIps – From Rock my Wedding
Bow Bun Tutorial – From Grey Likes Weddings
DIY Glitter Letters – From Love and Lavender
DIY Photo Booth Props – From Style me Pretty Living
Ibia Wedding – From S6 Photography
Outdoor Wedding – From Fer Juaristi
Congratulations Kim and Will – From Photos By Zoe
Anna and Ben – From Craig and Kate
Concrete Jungle – From Emma Case
Victoria Swimming Baths Wedding – From Neil Thomas Douglas
Rock n Roll Wedding Renewal – From Tierney Photography
A Cressing Temple Barns Wedding – From Babb Photos (more…)
Happy Friday everyone, not long before we can all clock off for the weekend! Before you go though, it’s time for another edition of Diary of a Boho Bride. This time it’s the turn of Kerry and Jon. Last time Kerry talked to us about her save the dates, as well as the all important photographer. The last few weeks have been a touch quite on the wedding front for Kerry but she has managed a meeting with her florist and tried her hand at confetti making. Armed with he new DIY skills, Kerry is here today to tell us how to make this gorgeous natural flower confetti.
(Photo by Claire Penn Photography)
I’ll hand you over to Kerry…
Hello Boho Brides!
Today is my birthday (as I write this), two years ago today Jon asked my to be his wife and in just over 11 months all our planning will come together. So as you can imagine, today is an exciting day, full of lovely pressies and an unusual day off work for me.
We’ve had a quieter month in the land of wedding planning. It was Jon’s birthday in August and the school summer holidays, which we’ve been busy enjoying. That said I took a trip to see our florist a couple of weeks ago, as I was keen to see what type of flowers would be available this time next year.
Unfortunately, I’m not very good when it comes to flowers; give me roses, lilies, orchards and carnations, that’s about all I know. Luckily I had my Mother in Law to be on hand, a keen gardener and flower enthusiast. I really don’t know what I would have done without her there.
I love flowers, especially ones that look as though they have just been picked from the garden, all rustic and earthy. Whilst I don’t want to give too much away, I’m hoping to get this across in the day.
What’s I’m keen to share with you though, is one of my first DIY projects coming to light. I adore confetti shots, they look simply stunning and I’ve always had a plan to purchase natural petal confetti for our guests to use on the day.
The lovely Jenny who will be creating our wedding flowers suggested making it ourselves, as it’s dead easy to do. I wasn’t so sure. I decided to give it a go and enlisted the help of my daughter Caitlin, who is now a pro at making natural confetti and wanted to share this with you.
How to Make Natural Confetti
You will need:
- Kitchen Towel
- Flower heads in your choice of colour (we used roses that had been in a vase for 1 week)
Happy Friday everyone, I hope you have all got that Friday feeling? Have you got anything exciting planned for the weekend? To finish the week off in style I have this gorgeous seaside wedding for you courtesy of Neil Jackson. The couple Julie and Jon, decided to get married in Yorkshire as it is Julie’s home town, instead of their current location of London. With this choice came rolling countryside and amazing views of the sea, what could be better! They also added in a vintage style theme with a modern twist, lots of purple details as well as a collection of handmade projects.
‘The happiest day of our lives! We didn’t stop smiling and our family and friends also had a fabulous day, which meant everything to us too. Modern meets Vintage at the seaside and in the rolling hills of Yorkshire.’
Julie and Jon were married on the 17th of May, at St Joseph’s Church, Newby, Scarborough then onto The Black Swan in Helmsley for the reception. ‘It is my home town (Julie). We live in London, so did look down here where Jon is from, but there is something about the seaside and the Yorkshire country side. We had 95 guests and the wedding took just under a year to plan.’
Engagement shoots and pre wedding shoots ae something I don’t feature to often on the blog, however when this gorgeous set of photos dropped into my inbox I knew I had to share them with you. Being a massive animal lover any shoot that includes animals will usually get a big yes from me, and the horses in this pre wedding shoot are just stunning. Couple that with the most amazing sunshine and warm lighting, well you have gorgeous pre wedding shoot perfect for the pages of the Blog. Big thanks to Tom Redman Photography for the images.
‘The shoot was brilliant fun and incorporated one of our shared passions…horses. Tom and Lizzie and the horses made us feel very relaxed during the shoot, we laughed a lot throughout.’
How they met
We met at an Easter hockey festival in Weymouth when we were teenagers and ended up going our separate ways for a few years due to moving away to university. We then got back together 8 years ago…(wow it doesn’t feel like it has been 8 years!!)
Ed proposed to me the weekend before Christmas in 2012. We went for a walk on the cliffs at Kimmeridge bay in Dorset, little did I know that he had been planning it for ages and in his mind had hoped for a crisp sunny winters day….in actual fact it was a huge strom, but that didn’t deter him. We were fully wrapped up in wet weather gear and we got to a bench where he got down on one knee in the mud over looking the surf below. Kimmeridge is a place where Ed goes surfing regularly and he says it’s his place where he does all his thinking. I was totally surprised! He brought out the most gorgeous vintage ring that he had searched for for months which I instantly fell in love with and was very impressed with his choice. He also had stuffed a little bottle of Moet into his bag and we sat on the bench with laughter and tears and sipping champagne from the bottle in the rain (to me it was perfect!) before he whisked me away to my favourite local hotel for the rest of the weekend. The Harbour Heights in Poole. (more…)
Todays wedding is just gorgeous, a beautiful art deco wedding mixed with Boho festival touches that Tracey and James have called ‘Gatsbofest’. They decided to throw tradition out the window and put together the wedding that they wanted, by mxing in all of their favorite things and creating a truly stunning day. With beautiful florals, amazing decorations, gorgeous outfits, fun games, fab food and some truly creative DIY projects, this wedding is just perfect. Big thanks to Divine Day for the beautiful images.
‘We nicknamed our wedding a “Gatsbofest” – inspired by The Great Gatsby film and a boho festival vibe. Our wedding was all about having fun without the usual formalities of a wedding – no speeches, no cake, just good company, food, music, games and cocktails!’
Tracy & James were married on the 12th July, at The Gazebo, The House Meadow at Worsenden Farm, Biddenden, Kent. ‘We wanted somewhere where the kids could run and play.We had 65 guests and the wedding took 8 months to plan’.